Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Alternate Names : IBS, Spastic Colon
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Since the cause of irritable bowel syndrome is not clear, it may be difficult
to prevent. The following steps may help:
watching caloric intake
eating a diet low in fat
avoiding gas-producing foods,
caffeine, and alcohol
monitoring fiber intake
reducing stress and learning
stress management techniques
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Irritable bowel syndrome does not appear to damage the stomach or intestines.
The long-term effects are often associated with stress and frustration over the symptoms.
What are the risks to others?
Irritable bowel syndrome is not contagious and
poses no risk to others.